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Hyperkeratosis of Heel Caused by Foreign Body (Hair): Report of a Case

Hyperkeratosis of Heel Caused by Foreign Body (Hair): Report of a Case Abstract Imbedded hair is rarely thought of as a cause of a greatly thickened and painful callus on the sole. Such a callus is usually found to contain a plantar wart or to be the result of scar formation following removal of a wart in a weight-bearing area. A foreign-body reaction caused by hairs usually occurs in barbers and at the webs of the fingers.1 Report of Case The patient was a 47-year-old white woman. She was seen April 23, 1955, because of a yellowish-white callus about 0.3 cm. thick, covering the entire plantar surface of the right heel and extending part way up the medial side of the heel. Toward the medial edge of the plantar surface of the heel there was a zone 2 cm. long of black dots deeply imbedded in the callus. The entire foot was mottled pink and pale, and was cool References 1. Joseph, H. L., and Gifford, H.: Barber's Interdigital Pilonidal Sinus , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 70:616 ( (Nov.) ) 1954. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Hyperkeratosis of Heel Caused by Foreign Body (Hair): Report of a Case

A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology , Volume 74 (5) – Nov 1, 1956

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1956 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0096-5359
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1956.01550110013005
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Abstract

Abstract Imbedded hair is rarely thought of as a cause of a greatly thickened and painful callus on the sole. Such a callus is usually found to contain a plantar wart or to be the result of scar formation following removal of a wart in a weight-bearing area. A foreign-body reaction caused by hairs usually occurs in barbers and at the webs of the fingers.1 Report of Case The patient was a 47-year-old white woman. She was seen April 23, 1955, because of a yellowish-white callus about 0.3 cm. thick, covering the entire plantar surface of the right heel and extending part way up the medial side of the heel. Toward the medial edge of the plantar surface of the heel there was a zone 2 cm. long of black dots deeply imbedded in the callus. The entire foot was mottled pink and pale, and was cool References 1. Joseph, H. L., and Gifford, H.: Barber's Interdigital Pilonidal Sinus , A.M.A. Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 70:616 ( (Nov.) ) 1954.

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A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1956

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